October 23, 2020
We recently became aware of residents receiving notification of being approved for unemployment benefits when they did not file for these benefits and the persons approved are not unemployed.
If you receive a letter like this, please report immediately to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and begin monitoring your credit reports. It is believed this fraudulent activity is taking place across multiple states and you must report this through the state by either calling 1-800-342-9909 or https://floridajobs.org/.../report-reemployment...
This is a form of identity theft and most victims are unaware until an employer is contacted that a claim for benefits was filed or the victim receives an IRS statement of benefits.